The Hydro-Careers Panel Discussion will be held April 11, 2012 in ALS 4001 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm.  Food and drinks will be provided.  Thanks to the OSU Professional Science Masters Program (PSM) for Sponsoring the Event.

We have invited an exceptional group of water-resources professionals to visit campus and share their perspectives on how to make the most of your education and training, how they achieved their own career goals, and what makes an applicant competitive in today's job market.  Each panelist will give a short introduction about themselves, their training, and the work they do, leaving plenty of time for a question and answer session where students can get critical feedback on questions they have about how to successfully pursue their career.

We have invited six professionals from western Oregon to join our discussion:

panel-flyerDave Livesay: A registered geologist in the state of Oregon, principal hydrogeologist, and president of GSI Water Solutions Inc., located here in Corvallis.  He works on a variety of project types involving groundwater supply and contamination.  Click here to read more about Dave Livesay.

Dr. Brenda Bateman: Senior policy coordinator for the Oregon Water Resources Department, and has recently worked on the development of Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy (IWRS).  Click here to learn more about the IWRS.

Dr. George Ice: Works for the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc., and is the coordinator and financial administrator for the Alsea Watershed Study.  Click here to learn more about the Alsea Watershed Study.

Sarah Reich: Policy analyst for the ECONorthwest Consulting Company, at their corporate office in Eugene, OR.  Ms. Reich has performed policy and economic analysis regarding important issues such as watershed management, ecosystem services, and low-impact development, and she has worked extensively on these topics throughout the United States.  Click here to learn more about Sarah Reich. 

Karl Morgenstern: Drinking Water Source Protection Coordinator for the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB).  His work involves monitoring water quality in the McKenzie River, understanding potential risks to water quality, and developing monitoring and management strategies involving multiple stakeholders to ensure the McKenzie River continues to provide quality drinking water for the city of Eugene.  Read more about Karl's work with EWEB by clicking here.

Dr. Jim Wigington: Research hydrologist with the US Environmental Protection Agency at the Western Ecology Division in Corvallis, OR.  He has worked on projects examining the classification of and connectivity within river networks, and how these features influence their ecology and biogeochemical processes.  Learn more about Dr. Wigington's research by clicking here.